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Grants & Funding

NIA supports aging research from basic science through clinical studies. Here you will learn about extramural research opportunities and how to apply for NIA funds. Specific grant mechanisms are available for individuals at different career stages, from trainees to senior investigators. NIA provides support for aging research, Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias, and COVID-19 research in older adults.

Coming soon! Simplified Review Process

For due dates on or after Jan. 25, 2025 changes are coming to how most research grant applications will be reviewed. Learn about the new simplified review framework.

Discover funding announcements in aging research.

Connect with NIA extramural staff on scientific and funding matters.

Obtain information on application submission, review, and award.

Read policies relevant to NIA applicants and grantees.

Find training and career development opportunities in aging research.

Learn about how we fund innovation to advance healthy aging.

Learn about peer review of specific research applications assigned to NIA.

Review the types of NIA research grant mechanisms.

Read commonly asked questions about research and funding at NIA.

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